Sorry for complicating this, but it seems legitimate for someone to want to do two trips to the WZ in the same year. Maybe one to climb Whitney (and possibly Muir) and one to climb Russell. It seems reasonable to apply for the main trail with several dates in June and July, and then apply for the north fork with several dates in August. This isnít gaming the system. Would they still reject both applications?

Edit: This may seem to be just a hypothetical question, but I just checked my records. I climbed Whitney twice each in 1991, 1999, 2002, and 2009. Three times each in 2003 and 2012. And five times in 2010, including twice on July 29. Add in separate trips to both Whitney and Russell in 1992, 1994, and 1996, and there have been ten years when I made multiple trips to the Whitney Zone. Admitted, some of those trips were outside the quota period, and some were walk-up permits. But it still seems reasonable to want to make multiple trips in a year.

Edited by bobpickering (03/14/19 03:26 PM)